Everyone is welcome to be part of Prince of Peace spiritual development opportunities. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate.
Preschool Children (up to age 7)- are offered Bible Talk & Play…. Preschoolers are blessed with an abundance of imagination. During our preschool Christian Education period, we will harness those imaginative gifts, channeling them into learning core lessons of faith through play. Led by Nursery Attendant/Teacher Kyera Hooks and aided by members Barbara Gimperling and Barb Gross, children will begin in the nursery at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings with playtime and snacks. (Older preschool children may return from the sanctuary after Time with Young Christians, POP’s children sermon.) Then the children participating in Bible Talk & Play will proceed to Classroom 1 for a 20-25 minute class. (Caretakers will remain in the nursery with infants.) During the Bible Talk & Play instructional period, children will reenact biblical stories, lessons, and parables using materials that invite them to enter imaginatively into the experience of the story. Class will be completed and children relocated back to the nursery by 11:30 a.m.
A list of Bible Talk & Play topics, week-by-week, will be posted soon.
Older Elementary and ‘Tween students– are offered opportunities, in addition to Faith 5, to learn about discipleship through child-chosen service projects, and to learn about the Bible and faith through art, performing skits/plays in worship, and being a part of the worship leadership team. Children over 7 are also given worksheets in worship to help them learn more from the service. We do not currently offer a Sunday morning Sunday school class for older kids because we have found they learn better at other times through other interactive, discipleship formation experiences, especially through Faith 5, multi-generational worship, and mission.
All Ages- are offered a congregation-wide Faith 5 practice involving sharing, Bible study, prayer, and blessing to encourage faith development at home as well as in church.
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Periodic classes are offered for all. These classes are taught by Pastor Elizabeth and other teachers and span a number of topics. Stay tuned for upcoming topics and meeting times.
- Ongoing: Pastor Elizabeth is offering a monthly book group on the first Wednesdays of every month.
- Ongoing: Christian Education Elder Mark Weadon leads classes on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
- Beginning September 16: Parish Associate Dottie LaPenta leads a class on Civil Discourse (3 weeks, Sundays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.).
- Beginning September 18: Pastor Elizabeth presents “Women Speak of God” (8 weeks, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to Noon).
If you have questions, please call the church office at 410-721-2313, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.